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and reflection in south africa today to honor its national hero nelson mandela and as tina kraus tells us new information is coming out about the condition of nelson mandela in his final hours. >> reporter: south africa's march through the night for nelson mandela to honor the man they loved. , who wi our eyes going >> this is a man who fought for me when i was not born yet. t on lif sleeping c >> reporter: thousands spent the day in church praying for the country's first black president. - selwin grimsley/ยข johannesb resident) i think one of t ally need to g >> as he closes his eyes, we begin to believe that now we have someone who cared so much for us who will open our eyes going forward. >> reporter: mandela's former wife winnie was at one of the services. while his family has revealed few details about his death, a close friend says mandela was not on life support but sleeping calmly in his final hours. in mandela's former home many people say they haven't slept since he died. south africans say this is their way of mourning. >> i think one of the things we need to look at is how we m
african president nelson mandela. but before the high and might till gather, huge crowds flocked to mandela's johannesburg home to say good- bye to the man remembered as the father of modern south africa. tomorrow they'll begin a national day of prayer and reflection for the first time since mandela's death his family released a statement. >> we have lost a great man. the son of the soil. >> today, children in his hometown danced to celebrate his life. on tuesday the township will host a memorial service at a soccer stadium. up to 100,000 people are expected to attend. mandela will be laid to rest on december 15th. >>> and san francisco, it's planning its own memorial to the iconic former president of south africa. set for wednesday, december 11th at 8:00 a.m. at city hall. starting monday the mayor will have a condolence book the public can sign. flags in the city are flying at half staff until next sunday. tonight a special one hour tribute. and you can see it beginning at 6:00 right here after this newscast. on kpix 5. >>> still ahead, bat kid returns to san francisco. after
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